Nellie Joyce Yates Johnston

Services for Nellie Joyce Yates Johnston, 87, were held Thursday, April 29, 2021, at McBride Funeral Home in Ripley with burial at Magnolia Gardens in Corinth.

Mrs. Johnston died Monday, April 26, 2021, at Diversicare in Ripley. Born in Tippah County on July 19, 1933, she lived in Corinth for many years and worked at Brown Shoe Co. and Century Electric. She was also a former resident of Booneville. She attended Wheeler Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors are a son, Billy Dale Morgan (Judy) of Cypress, Texas; two stepsons, Nickey Johnston (Linda) and Jimmy Johnston (Patricia), both of Corinth; one daughter, Teresa Morgan Byrne (Noel) of Rockport, Texas; one sister, Dorothy Jean Givens of Ripley; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Julian Davis “J.D.” Johnston; two sisters, Virginia Doris Hill and Bessie Eunice Hill; one brother, W.M. Yates; one stepdaughter, Jacqueline Johnston Garrett; and one brother-in-law, Bobby Hill.

Pallbearers were Stacy Givens, Jeff Givens, Brandon Morgan, Patrick Byrne, Don Yates and Greg Yates.

Bro. Michael Baker officiated the service.

James Arthur Turner

James Arthur Turner, 85 years old of Lake Villa, Ill., passed away Monday, April 26, 2021, at Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville, Ill.

He was born December 5, 1935, in Guntown, the son of the late Harlie Lincoln and Mittie “Marie” Roberts Turner, settling in Lake Villa, Ill., in 1961. Before his retirement, James had worked as a concrete finisher for many companies including Lake County Concrete and was a proud member of Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons Union Local #362. James was a member of the Church of the Holy Family, Lake Villa, and enjoyed: fishing and woodworking. On June 27, 1986, he married Norma Grammar in Mantachie, and she preceded him in death on March 25, 2001.

Survivors include three children: James G. Turner of Lake Villa, Ill., Rose M. (Alan) Smith of Round Lake Beach, Ill., and Amy Gosnell (Greg) of Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; seven grandchildren: Bryce and Chad Turner, Jacob, Amber, and Brittany Smith, Terri (Kevin) Bucel, and Joshua Gosnell; three great-grandchildren: Kali, Ethan, and Karson; eight siblings; Doug (Doris) Turner, Addie Pettigo, Bea Johnson, Pete Turner, Mae Johnson, Ann Williams, Lucile Franks, and Dale Turner all of Mississippi; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

His nephews were pallbearers.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by a grandson Alan Smith and siblings: Louise, Lincoln, E.C., and Betty.

Funeral services were held at Waters Funeral Home, 309 North 2nd St. Baldwyn, MS 38824 on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 2 p.m., with Bro. David R Turner officiating.

Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Mantachie.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Church of the Holy Family, 25291 W. Lehmann Blvd. Lake Villa, IL 60046. Please sign the online guest book for James

Expressions of sympathy may be sent the family

Annie Marie Barnes

Annie Marie Barnes, 80, of Marietta, transitioned to her heavenly home on Thursday, April 29, 2021.

Annie Marie loved being surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She retired from Golden Manufacturing and spent her free time attending church, working in her flowerbeds, and completing word searches. She passionately served the Lord and could be regularly found singing anywhere that she could. Annie Marie was raised and raised her children at Parkers Chapel Baptist Church and she was a currently active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Marietta.

She leaves behind six children, Juanita Fleming of Booneville, Amanda Kennedy Pardue (Buddy) of Marietta, Marty Barnes (Brenda) of Booneville, Melissa Barnes Blake (Jr) of Shannon, Rodney Barnes (Melissa) of Booneville and Nichole Moore (Jeremy) of Burton. She is also survived by four siblings; Earlene Clark or Marietta, Maxine Boyd (Hollis) of Hackleburg, Ala., Jane Eaton of Baldwyn, and Jerry Nanney of Fulton; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was welcomed to her heavenly home by her loving husband of 61 years, Billy V. Barnes; her parents, Leon and Avis Nanney; three brothers, JC Nanney, Butch Nanney, and Travis Nanney; one special sister-in-law Francis Dodds; two son-in-laws Gary Fleming and Dale Kennedy; and one great-grandson, Dalen Thomas.

Pallbearers were Mark Nanney, Hunter Cook, Brandon Barnes, Kyle Barnes, Stanley Barnes, and Anthony Barnes.

Honorary pallbearers were members of Calvary Baptist Church.

A home going celebration was held at noon, on May 1, 2021, in the Waters Funeral Home Chapel, officiating the service was Bro. David Harper and Ray Guin.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Sanctuary Hospice of Tupelo, the Prentiss County Relay for Life, or Calvary Baptist Church of Marietta, Mississippi.

Melvin H. Nixon

Melvin Howard Nixon, 68, of Iuka, died Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at his residence.

Melvin was a retired jeweler. He loved singing and playing the piano, and was a member of several quartets over the years. He enjoyed spending time with his dogs, and especially loved his schnauzers.

He is survived by his spouse, Pam Crowe Nixon of Tishomingo; three brothers-in-law, Faye Crowe of Tishomingo, Bozo Crowe (Joyce) of Tishomingo, and Donald Crawford of Paris, Texas; and four sisters-in-law, Nannie Sue Highfield of Cherokee, Ala., LaVelle Crowe of Tishomingo, Brenda Williams (Cecil) of Tishomingo, and Imogene McKee of Tishomingo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Sylvia Estes Nixon; his father and mother-in-law, George and Zelma Crowe; five brothers-in-law, Ray Crowe, Gustava Crowe, Leonard McKee, Fred Smith, and David Highfield; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Crawford and Fannie Smith; and two nephews, Kenny Highfield and Garrett Crowe.

Cutshall Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements. Funeral services were scheduled for 3 p.m., Sunday, May 2, 2021, at Cutshall Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka, officiated by Bro. Faye Crowe and Bro. Joe Ball. Interment was in Bethlehem Cemetery.

Pallbearers included Tim Wisnewski, Terry Wood, Jessie Barnes, Teddy Barnes, Robert Frost, and Roger Barnes.

Honorary pallbearers were: Glen Goss, David Thornton, Richard Pickens, and Danny McKee.

An online guestbook can be accessed at www.cutshall

Treva J. Lewellen

Treva J. Lewellen, 84, passed away Friday, April 30, 2021, at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth.

She was a member of Chapman Church of Christ. She enjoyed going to church, gardening, sewing and spending time with her family.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Criswell Cemetery with Minister James Pilgrim officiating. Treva is survived by her husband of 68 years, Charles D. Lewellen of Ripley; her daughters, Barbara Lewellen, and Becky Lewellen of Ripley; her brother, Jodi Criswell of Ripley; her sisters, Inona Mauney of Sommerville, Tenn., Brenda Brown of Kilgore, Texas, and Wanda Orman (Eddie) of Ripley, and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Milton Levi and Rosa Lee Bartlett Criswell.

Jennifer Denise Ross

Jennifer Denise Ross, 34, passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021, as the result of an automobile accident.

She was born September 2, 1986, to James Allen Harris Jr. and Rhnea Spencer. She worked for Help At Home. She enjoyed cooking, shopping and spending time with her kids.

A Celebration of Life service was held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 29, 2021, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Wesley Basden and Bro. Marty Roberts officiating. Burial was in Rogers Chapel Cemetery in Tippah County.

She is survived by her father, James Harris Jr.; her mother, Rhnea (Timmy “Tiny”) Spencer; Fiance´, Dennis Thornton; three sons, Hunter Mathis, Jackson Eli Mathis, and Kayson Bradford Ross; one brother, Austin Spencer; one sister, Andrea Spencer; her grandmothers, Shirley Harris and Jo Ann Hancock; and two aunts, Trish Carter and Wendy Lee.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Kaylee Brook Mathis; one brother, Tyler Spencer; and her grandfathers, James “Pete” Harris Sr. and Gerald Chapman.

Pallbearers were Joel Estes, Cory Chapman, Ryan Hawkins, David Harris, Spencer Thornton and Chris Mathis.

Honorary pallbearers were Carter Harris and Jayden Estes.

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Christopher Gatlin

Christopher Gatlin, 58, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021, in Alcorn County as the result of an automobile accident.

He loved his grandkids, enjoyed fishing and driving fast.

He is survived by his son, Jeffery Gatlin of Booneville; his brother, Ernest Gatlin of Savannah, Tenn.; his sisters, Mary Alice McKinney of Iuka and Carolyn Blassingame Crowe of Moscow, Tenn.; his grandchildren, Breonna, Skylar, Bryson and Carter Gatlin; and his girlfriend, Rita Prater of Corinth.

He was preceeded in death by his parents, Bill and Betty Gatlin.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time

Barbara Jean Engle

Barbara Jean Engle, 80, passed away Monday, May 3, 2021, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo.

She was born January 25, 1941, to G.W. and Novie Engle. She was an Industrial Registered Nurse for Futorian Furniture in New Albany for over 30 years and Worklink at North Mississippi Medical Center for six years. She enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and flowers.

A celebration of life service was held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at McMillan Funeral Home with Bro. Jack Whitley officiating. Burial was in New Lebanon Cemetery.

She is survived by one sister, Peggy (Travis) Hendrix; one sister-in-law, Annie Pearl Engle; one niece, Beckie (Donald) McKinney; eight nephews, Danny Engle, Kerry (Susie) Engle, Steve Hendrix, Greg Bullock, Tim (Beverly) Hendrix, David (Rachel) Bullock, Lee Waddle and Chris (Nikki) Bullock; and a host of great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Azslene (Lyonal) Waddle and Maylene (Hoover) Bullock; one brother, Cleat Engle; and one nephew, Phil Bullock.

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